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Photography - Certificate Program

If you're passionate about photography and want to pursue it as a career, Eastern Florida's Photography Certificate is a great choice! This program offers a series of classes that prepare you for various visual media professions.

Professional photographers can explore different career fields such as digital marketing, wedding photography, portrait photography, commercial photography, and news photography, among others.

You'll explore different disciplines and career objectives while learning about the aesthetic, historical, technical, practical, and critical aspects of photography. Completing the College Credit Certificate (CCC) typically takes about two semesters for full-time students, and a bit longer for part-time students.

Some of the credits you earn can be applied as electives for the Digital Television and Media Production A.S. at Eastern Florida, but the Photography Certificate is also an excellent choice if you're pursuing an Associate in Arts (A.A.) degree and considering a transfer into an art, design, journalism, or graphic design program.

This certificate not only provides you with essential photography skills, but it also serves as a solid foundation for future studies in related fields. Whether you're interested in fine art, media communications, advertising, or photojournalism, having this credential will enhance your portfolio and broaden your career opportunities.

Photography Certificate - Course Curriculum

Photography - Certificate Program

Program Overview

Certificate Type
College Credit Certificate (CCC)
Delivery Methods
On-Campus, Hybrid
Cocoa, Melbourne
Total Credit Hours
Academic Community
Arts, Humanities, Communication, & Design
Contact Information

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If you're interested in photography, EFSC's Photography Certificate offers seven college courses that you can take in-person on the Cocoa and Melbourne Campuses or through a hybrid delivery format. These courses cover various photography specialties and provide professional instruction to develop your skills. You'll learn about portraiture, black and white photography with film development, technical composition in digital photography, image manipulation using Adobe Photoshop and Adobe Lightroom, and more.

Photography Certificate - Admissions Information

If you're interested in this program, you should follow EFSC's regular admissions process to apply. The program is open-access and accepts applications throughout the year, allowing you to start classes in any term. If you have any questions or need assistance with the application and admissions process, reach out to an academic advisor at Eastern Florida. They'll be happy to help you!

Brief Costs and Financial Aid Eligibility

If you're considering this CCC program, the approximate cost of in-state tuition is $2,300. Keep in mind that this amount doesn't cover additional expenses like lab fees, equipment, and course materials. However, there are options available to help with the costs. You may be eligible for financial aid or scholarships, which can help you to reduce your out-of-pocket expenses.

College Courses You Would Take

At Eastern Florida, photography students learn both traditional and digital photography in a practical setting. The curriculum emphasizes developing technical skills through hands-on instruction and exploring various tools and platforms. The Photography Lab provides resources like a black and white processing area, a Digital Media Lab with Adobe Creative Cloud, and a professional 24" wide-format printer.

Here are examples of courses you'll take as you work to complete the program:

Why Study Photography at EFSC?

Resources and Real-World Experience

As an Eastern Florida photography student, you'll have access to a multitude of hands-on learning and experience opportunities. You can benefit from guest speakers, go on exciting field trips, work closely with experienced commercial photographers, participate in global competitions, and have your work published on organization websites. You can also join the Titans Digital Media Club, network with professionals, utilize state-of-the-art technology and equipment, receive job placement assistance, get valuable feedback on your work, explore various photography genres, and start building your professional portfolio.

The Perfect Supplement to Your Associate in Arts

If you're pursuing EFSC's Associate in Arts (A.A.) degree, which offers a strong academic foundation and serves as a gateway to further studies, choosing photography as an elective is a fantastic option! Through photography, you'll enhance your visual literacy, sharpen your artistic eye, and gain hands-on experience in capturing and manipulating images. A photography course elective might even be a prerequisite for the bachelor program you plan to pursue after earning your A.A. and it provides a platform for creative self-expression.

Related Media Programs

If you're interested in our Photography Certificate, it's worth exploring other programs at Eastern Florida! There are various options, including CCCs, that can be combined to work toward an associate or bachelor's degree from EFSC. You can also consider degrees and certificates in related fields like graphic design. To get more information, reach out to one of Eastern Florida's academic advisors, who can provide guidance and help you make the right choice.